When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Vivian Thomas sets out for California in hopes of seeing the daughter she gave up for adoption. Then her car breaks down and she’s faced with a choice. Give up, or accept a ride from redneck brothers, Angus and Axl. Vivian knows the offer has more to do with her double D’s than kindness, but she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to reach her daughter.
The virus is spreading, and by the time the group makes it to California, most of the population has been wiped out. When the dead start coming back, Vivian and the others realize that no electricity or running water are the least of their concerns.
Kim Rees became a translator for the glamorous jet-set lifestyle. So how come she’s ended up sitting at home in her PJs translating German computer games for a living? Fortunately her mother has a plan to extract her from her marshmallowy rut: a trip to the magical Italian island of Capri. At first Kim refuses to wake up and smell the bougainvillea, but as she succumbs to the irresistible delights of strawberry bellinis and millionaire suitors, she realizes she’s changing. And when she meets a man who’s tiramisu personified, she finds herself falling in love. But how far will she go to win her Romeo?
Wish you knew how to walk up to anyone and break the ice effortlessly? Avoid awkward silences and make an instant impression? You’ll get more than that in this book: not only WHAT, WHEN, and HOW to say it, but the exact roots of WHY from human psychology and interaction.
Flowing conversation is the basis of all of our friendships and relationships, there’s no getting around it. Yet sometimes it feels like we just can’t connect in the depth we want without some luck on our part.
* The best topics for icebreaking with friends, strangers, and anyone.
* The biggest aspect of effective storytelling.
* Three steps to take your conversations to depth and intimacy.
* An introduction to the most common patterns and structures of humor.
The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content.
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times.Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:
•How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week
•How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
•How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
•How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
•How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”
When psychic (and hubcap retailer) Wanda Alewine pays a late-night visit to Myrtle Clover, she urges the octogenarian sleuth to head straight to Greener Pastures Retirement Home. But Wanda doesn’t want Myrtle to consider the Home’s dubious amenities–she wants Myrtle to prevent a murder seen in a vision.
Reluctant Myrtle investigates with sidekick Miles, who seems a lot more interested in Greener Pastures than she is. As the duo digs, they uncover more than just Sudoku and Scrabble—they discover a sinister undercurrent… with murder as its outcome.
When beloved Christian writer and speaker Savannah Trover becomes gravely ill, she has to face the sham that her faith has become. Days before her heart transplant, she vows to change her ways and she renews her relationship with Christ. But when she awakens from the surgery, Savannah discovers that her faith has left her completely.
Savannah’s husband, Shaun, is concerned about his wife’s odd behavior—and even more concerned about the secret he’s keeping from her. If she doesn’t bring down their ministry, then he might, losing his family in the process.
Many people take math in high school and promptly forget much of it. But math plays a part in all of our lives all of the time, whether we know it or not. In The Joy of x, Steven Strogatz expands on his hit New York Times series to explain the big ideas of math gently and clearly, with wit, insight, and brilliant illustrations.
Whether he is illuminating how often you should flip your mattress to get the maximum lifespan from it, explaining just how Google searches the internet, or determining how many people you should date before settling down, Strogatz shows how math connects to every aspect of life. Discussing pop culture, medicine, law, philosophy, art, and business, Strogatz is the math teacher you wish you’d had.
It was one of the FBI’s biggest secrets: a senior executive with America’s most politically powerful corporation, Archer Daniels Midland, had become a confidential government witness, secretly recording a vast criminal conspiracy spanning five continents. Mark Whitacre, the promising golden boy of ADM, had put his career and family at risk to wear a wire and deceive his friends and colleagues. Using Whitacre and a small team of agents to tap into the secrets at ADM, the FBI discovered the company’s scheme to steal millions of dollars from its own customers.
But as the FBI and federal prosecutors closed in on ADM, using stakeouts, wiretaps, and secret recordings of illegal meetings around the world, they suddenly found that everything was not all that it appeared. At the same time Whitacre was cooperating with the Feds while playing the role of loyal company man, he had his own
agenda he kept hidden from everyone around him—his wife, his lawyer, even the FBI agents who had come to trust him with the case they had put their careers on the line for.
She’s the obsession two men share: one wants her love, the other wants her life. A shared passion for justice first brought Baton Rouge district attorney Lauren Chandler and US marshal Anthony Ross together—when each played their part in bringing down the infamous Bayou Butcher. The sparks flying between the two made it clear they weren’t just a legal dream team. Then desire had to make way for duty, and what they had was done. But it would never be over.
Five years later, it’s none other than the Butcher who gets things started again, when his shocking jailbreak reunites the lawyer and the lawman…and reignites their love. But this time, the pair is in danger of being permanently parted—by a killer with revenge on his mind, and Lauren on the top of his list.
A six-year-old girl is kidnapped from her bed in Tennessee’s oldest town. The ransom note demands millions.
In this fifth installment of the highly-acclaimed and bestselling Joe Dillard series, Dillard is hired to represent the parents of a child who has gone missing. As the clock ticks, Dillard desperately tries to find the little girl, but the return of his wife’s dreaded disease and the stunning appearance of his father combine to push Dillard to his emotional limit.
Kori suffered a great loss, one that left her feeling so desolate and alone, that she believed nothing would ever fill the void…
The only thing that kept her going was the one little piece of joy she still had in her life, her baby boy, Rhett.
She had no choice but to move forward and give her son the best life she could. Which meant moving back home.
Except there was one problem.
Home was where Reed would be…
Hatred lives and breathes between medieval clans who often don’t remember why feuds began in the shadowed past. But Eoin MacKay remembers how badly he was treated by Bhaltair MacNicol. Lucky to have escaped alive, Eoin vows to have revenge. He gets his chance when he captures Lady Fiona MacNicol. Does he hate her clan enough to visit his vengeance on her? Or will he listen to her secret and his own heart’s yearning?
The Prophet’s Niece is the fourth installment of a serial story in seven parts.
In Book 1, LA Dark, an electromagnetic pulse or EMP triggered by high-altitude nuclear detonations takes down the U.S. power grid and everything electronic. Five friends living in west L.A. realize that fate has landed them in one of the worst places possible. They resolve to flee the city for southern Utah.
What could be better than having one smoking hot firefighter fighting for your heart? Two of them!
Before leaving for college Ivy Sullivan took a chance and opened her heart to her close friend and town heartthrob, Ethan Rogue. His rejection had been swift and devastating. He didn’t need to tell her the reason for his rejection; she was the chubby girl, a fun girl to hang out with, but not girlfriend material.
One rejection – weight gone – now could she be the sexy woman she always dreamed of?
But Ethan’s rejection gave Ivy the motivation to reinvent herself and she comes back to her hometown with one goal in mind – revenge. She’s determined to show Ethan and his best friend Trey, both of whom were notorious for breaking the hearts of every woman they dated, what it feels like be treated as insignificant.
This story is based on true events that happened to a family member of Sara Alexi in the year 2000.
Set in the Aegean sea, under the Mediterranean sun, Watching the Wind Blow is a tale of a girl and a man who are thrown together unwillingly in circumstances that are soon beyond anyone’s control.
The endless blue sky and calm clear waters are no more than a tease for Irini, as it soon becomes clear that her life is at risk.
Stumbling to keep herself safe she finds herself revisiting a time in her life that has left her scarred and scared. She has no idea how huge the cost, or the amount of love she needs to heal these wounds.
Time doesn’t heal all wounds…
Not when they are deep within the heart like Angel Conrad’s wounds. Ten years ago Clancy Morgan broke her heart and even though she’s made a successful life for herself, she’s never gotten over that pain.
He made a big mistake…
But maybe he can mend it, if only she’ll let him. Her friends cook up a crazy scheme to help her get over him once and for all, but his hopes are that he can use their plan to convince her that he still loves her.
Moving back to India was the last thing on Amol Dixit’s mind when he was leading a carefree life in Chicago. But one day, he found himself sleeping on the streets of Mumbai.
Now, Returned to India is a Back-to-Rags story of a Non Resident Indian (NRI). It is a humorous account of the experiences of Amol Dixit, who relocates to India in haste. In a series of missteps which throw his life in turmoil and cost him the woman he loves, Amol learns the hard way that living in India is no cakewalk. Inspite of these challenges, he decides to stay. And just when his life hits rock bottom, GB enters his life.
When Elizabeth Fischer unexpectedly loses her job as the head of public relations at a large pharmaceutical company, she’s left with big bills and few options. She reluctantly accepts a job as the president of an animal shelter in Spring Valley, a small town twenty miles outside of the city.
Elizabeth is a big-city girl, who has never even owned a pet. What does she know about running an animal shelter? She has no idea how much her life is about to change.
Waking the Immortal Within: Develop your Spiritual Presence, Awaken the Inner Master and Explore Hidden Realities
Your eyes do not stare blankly, they see what others cannot, witnessing the dance of the overlapping multiverse. Worlds phase and pass through each present moment. All of time held in the gaze of your immortal mind.
WHAT IF YOU COULD:
– Meditate to ‘the sound of God’, triggering an enlightened state of consciousness, anywhere and at anytime
– Effectively balance your brain hemispheres for laser-focus and deep intuition
– Quickly enter a higher state normally only experienced after a lifetime of practice
That is the moment you sit as a master. Within you exists the building blocks of stars, trillions of years old, present since the dawn of the universe. Deeper and older still, lies a presence every seeker is aware of, yet few ever awaken.
It’s been three years since SDSU student Jan Weston swore off men, and her resolve isn’t what it used to be. A fun semester abroad in Bangkok turns into a lonely trip for one when her best friend Becki is called home for a family emergency. Although Jan is supposed to be studying international business at Bangkok’s Thammasat University along with Thai massage at the famous Wat Pho, she finds herself studying her teacher, especially his cute butt.
She isn’t just hot for teacher. Jan also meets an athletic Italian ready to show her a good time and an artistic Thai man who says all the right things.
While on much needed R&R in southern England, Captain Grant Stevens is unexpectedly drawn into a plot of unthinkable terror. A surprise encounter. A mysterious death. A letter. Those are all he has to go on, until his instincts kick in. Top secret documents stolen from an RAF base may have been handed over to terrorists, a base hiding a stockpile of nuclear weapons. Stevens, and his long-time friend, Lieutenant(j.g.) Joe Adler, have less than seventy-two hours to identify all the players and piece together the entire, terrifying puzzle. Resting in their hands are the lives of thousands of unsuspecting citizens. Failure means catastrophe.
When Olivia and Luca fell in love as teenagers and eloped to London, they broke the hearts of those closest to them. Luca’s parents run Marinella’s restaurant, the colourful hub of life in an otherwise bleak seaside town, and his mother, Angela, has never forgiven Olivia for causing such a rift in her beloved family.
On a freezing January night Olivia’s life is shattered when she learns that Luca has been killed in a car accident. Left with nothing, and gripped by an overwhelming grief, Olivia abandons her job and returns home to where Luca has been buried just to be close to him – even though she knows she will not be welcome.
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